07 May 2008
We still have several months worth of paperwork to get processed and the attorneys we have now are (mostly) very good. Pursuing any redress from the original attorney is going to wait until DHS and ICE are happy. So far, they have been very understanding with extensions to our daughter's visas, but if that were to change our daughters might end up deported. Doing anything right now to complicate their applications would be unwise.
For those who are interested, the adoption is complete and has been for a long time. We have an adoption decree by the court. What we didn't know was that the first attorney had arranged for the girls to come here on a student visa and never prepared anything to get that status changed. This eventually caught the attention of the IRS because the girls were unable to get Social Security Numbers and we couldn't understand why. Trying to get all this sorted out since then has been nerve-wracking at times and we needed to go much farther into our financial reserves than we ever expected would happen.
Thank you all for taking the time to listen... your kind words and any donations will be passed forward when our own situation is stable again. I promise you that.
I know a family lawyer in TX.
Posted by: jb at 07 May 2008@19:14:26 (HrVHr)
Posted by: DRJ at 07 May 2008@20:44:29 (wE7Og)
DRJ, thanks as always. Your advice was particularly helpful (and timely).
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 07 May 2008@21:16:43 (Q5ggV)
Normally, I elect to donate as an anony-mouse, but I wanted for you to know your friends are solidly behind you.
Posted by: BrendaK at 08 May 2008@10:46:42 (vmv+h)
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 08 May 2008@16:40:03 (Q5ggV)
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